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Update on Maritza

Maritza was very satisfied with her previous CrediKiva loan since she bought meat, soft-drinks, and cereal in greater quantities; and her inventory had a quick turnover because there was more variety which customers like. She is applying for a new loan to buy bakery products, meat and groceries in general, as she wants to increase her working capital. Her message to Kiva lenders is the following: "Thanks to you I was able to improve my business and increase sales. I hope you will continue supporting me so I can grow."
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Maritza con su credikiva anterior se sintió muy satisfecha, porque compró carnes, refrescos, cereales en mayor cantidad y sus inventarios rotaron rápidamente, porque su negocio está mucho mas surtido y esto agrada a su clientela. En la actualidad está aplicando a un credikiva nuevamente, mediante el cual comprará productos de dulcería, carnes y víveres en general, porque quiere aumentar aun mas su capital de trabajo y esto lo logrará con un nuevo aporte de capital a él. Su mensaje a los financiadores de Kiva es el siguiente: “Gracias a ustedes logré surtir mejor mi negocio e incrementar mis ventas espero continúen apoyándome para poder crecer. “

Previous Loan Details

Maritza is 37 years old and has three children between the ages of 6 and 16. They live in the town of Malambo, which is 15 minutes away from Barranquilla. Maritza has a business where she sells basic household goods for cash and sometimes on credit. Her inventory includes snacks, provisions, s... More from Maritza's previous loan »

Additional Information

About Fundación Mario Santo Domingo

Fundación Mario Santo Domingo (FMSD) is a non-profit organization in northern Colombia dedicated to developing programs for the country’s poorest communities. In addition to numerous social services, FMSD runs a microfinance program to strengthen micro-businesses in the areas where it works. The organization also offers several non-financial components as part of this program, including training to help entrepreneurs start their own businesses.

Concurrent and Successive Loans

Our Field Partners often work with borrowers over a series of loans as the borrowers build credit, take out bigger loans, and expand their businesses. In order to make it easier for our Field Partners to post loans for borrowers who have been listed on Kiva before, we allow them to post successive and concurrent loans for their Kiva borrowers. This means that our Field Partners are able to post a borrower's second, third, etc., loan on Kiva without having to re-enter all of the borrower's information.

This borrower has been listed on Kiva before, so you'll see an updated loan description, as well as excerpts of the original descriptions from earlier loans. Most borrowers take out loans consecutively, meaning that they receive a second loan after having repaid the first. However, sometimes our Field Partners give out concurrent loans, allowing borrowers to take out one primary loan and a secondary "add-on" loan along with it. These "add-on" loans are typically smaller than the borrower's primary loan and serve a different purpose. Because Field Partners can now post loans as successive and concurrent loans, you will be able to track borrower progress over time and see the various ways a borrower is working with our Field Partners through funds from Kiva’s lenders.

About Colombia

  • $11,100
    Average annual income
  • 233
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    Colombia Loans Fundraising
  • $17,831,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,805.0
    Colombia Pesos (COP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $650 helped Maritza to buy bakery products, meat and groceries in general.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 29, 2012
Jun 28, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2013